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Tad Sae Waterfall

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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Full-Day Nam Khan River Kayaking and Tad Sae Waterfall Tour from Luang Prabang
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We went to Tad Sae waterfall by boat as part of a visit to the Elephant Village. We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours here, swimming, cooling down and splashing around the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. Fanatic time spent in nature and only complaint was that we didn't have long enough. If I were you I would make it a full day and go exploring beyond the normal your options. To be honest the pictures don't do it enough justice.

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Thank Allen N
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place this is. Beautiful milky blue waters, a collection escape from a humid day. Lovely for a swim. Very nice, green shaded area adjacent to the falls, clean and well kept. A lovely, refreshing excursion.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Tad Sae waterfall by boat as part of a visit to the Elephant Village. We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours here, swimming, cooling down and splashing around the various levels. Great fun to arrive and depart by boat, and a really enjoyable place to escape from the afternoon heat!

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Thank Mark R
Melville, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much, that goes for most of Laos. The Indiana of Asia, save a buck don't go It's a waterfall, lots of swimming college kids watched by embarrassed Laotians and leering Koreans.

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Thank Roy C
Community of Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice falls for swimming and strolling around the jungle. Kuang Si falls are more impressive but don't miss Tad Sae if you are on an elephant trip around the area.

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Thank barbiesebastian
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a good place for elephant riding and walking around. It takes half day of pleasure. Don't swim at the first level, the elephants are like to dung there)))

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very touristy, but push on a little further beyond the first set of waterfalls and you may well have the place to yourself. Wet season is a great time to visit.

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Thank FamilyTravelling2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i dont agree with the elephant entertaining tourists but the place is amazing...must visit. go early so its less crowded ,,,we went around 10:30-11:00 and it was almost emprty

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Thank Dimitri R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tad Sae, 1/2 hour tuktuk ride and short boat ride from town, has beautiful terraced pools amid tall, lush jungle greenery. We walked up to 2nd and 3rd waterfalls, swam in a pool just below the falls and walked on the other side. Good lunch overlooking the pools and excellent cappuccino in cafe above the water. The base area is... More 

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Thank Charles Mark W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The falls are a series of pools that are a photographers dream. Cold to swim in winter but super fun and worth it if only for a little while! I had fish trying to clean some dead skin off of my legs too. The bear sanctuary as we headed in to the falls was also a big hit with the... More 

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